A city ordinance empowering the police chief to deny a “sexually oriented business” license application if he determined that the business “would not comply with all applicable laws” was an overbroad prior restraint. Background The City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina regulates “sexually oriented businesses” by requiring those businesses to obtain a license prior to […]
It’s unclear exactly what teed off a 20-year-old strip club patron, causing him to tee off on a toilet top, but there’s a good chance that he is currently rethinking his life decisions. According to a report from the Associated Press, Pedro Alberto Bernar-Santiago may not have made it rain inside Myrtle Beach’s Treasure Club, […]
Insurers for a now-defunct strip club in Myrtle Beach have paid $980,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the establishment served alcohol to two obviously drunk men, one of whom was underage, before they were involved in a single-vehicle crash. Columbia attorneys Richard Harpootlian and Joseph McCulloch represented the patrons, Richard Lattimore and Richard McCullough, […]
While Rock Hill native Jadeveon Clowney is busy rehabbing his knee and making millions in the NFL, his dad is getting tossed out of strip clubs and arrested for attempted murder. David Morgan, 45, faces a number of charges, each of which can send him back to prison for a substantial amount of time. There’s […]
Authorities say the owner of a strip club in Spartanburg County has been charged with prostitution after dancers offered to perform sex acts for money on undercover officers.
A former dancer at a strip club in Myrtle Beach has sued the business, accusing the owners of violating state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.
Stripping in South Carolina just became a riskier business. A young exotic dancer who was maimed during a shootout at the Boom Boom Room Studio 54 in Columbia was denied workers’ compensation by a divided S.C. Court of Appeals panel, which ruled 2-1 that she was an independent contractor.
Workers’ Compensation – Employment Relationship – Strip Club – Exotic Dancer – Independent Contractor
Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty, Inc. Where claimant was an itinerant artistic performer who decided which strip club she wanted to perform at each night, agreed to that club’s rules, and paid the club a portion of her tips for the privilege of performing, claimant was not an employee of the respondent-strip club when she was hit by a stray bullet during an altercation at the club.
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